With the Blu-ray and DVD release of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy looming, Marvel Comics announced today that they will launch an all-ages title based on the property in 2015.
Titled Marvel Universe: Guardians of the Galaxy, the title is coming from creator Joe Caramagna, known for his work on Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, Avengers Assemble and the Rocket Raccoon Free Comic Book Day one-shot.
“I know from my own experience that having super heroes in movies and TV is a powerful tool for turning kids into comic book readers,” Caramagna said. “Before I knew there were comic books, I was a fan of the animated series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. So when I came across the comics, I was so excited! ‘You mean there are Spider-Man books I can read? And they come out every month?! And there are hundreds of them?!’"
Marvel Universe: Guardians of the Galaxy seems likely to tie into the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon on Disney XD, which will debut in 2015.